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About Deguwitchrose

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    She of the spiders and degus...
  • Birthday 09/14/1978

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    Chesterfield, UK
  • Interests
    Fighting hate crime
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Studied the craft for a period of thirteen years with a more intense focus on practise for the last few years. I incorporate my craft into my mundane life on a daily basis and it is important to me to put time aside regularly for ritual and meditative purposes.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Yes. Explored Wicca initially. I'm quite tolerant toward Wicca as I do a lot of work with young witches who started out on that path. It's not much of a final destination but I actually see it as a pretty good stepping stone to a more established magical path. I have some rudimentary knowledge across several other paths and like to read/study other views and ways of working. My personal practice however is closest to British Traditional Witchcraft. Unlike many Trad Witches I do hold a belief in deity and I incorporate worship of the dual deity into my practise.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Eclectic solitary practise. I have been actively practising as a witch for quite a few years now. I'd describe myself as quite modern in my approach - I'm more likely to type up my spell notes on the computer than write in a leather bound grimoire. I take a practical and common sense approach to my craft.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Understanding of and involvement with nature. Moral accountability for own actions. Shaping own world through everyday actions, magic and interaction with others. Working with the beliefs and practises of the old religions. Fundamentally I see it as controlling my life and the lives of those around me.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Approximately thirteen years.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Discussion with a member of Witchvox.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    Looking mainly for friendship with like minded people of similar age. Would expect to contribute personal updates of my own workings. More interested in social interaction than factfinding. (Lol and advice from herbalists!)
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Yes - Witchvox. I also run my own site www.witchpathforward.com where I host "Ask a Witch a Question," and answer (some often very strange) questions from young witches.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Manipulation of other people to do what I want.

    I'm a fair Tarot reader, moderately good at other forms of divination (especially with spiders and clouds) and I enjoy a good relationship with the elemental spirits.

    I've developed an apprentice over the last couple of years and discovered a talent for teaching that I didn't believe I had. I've also learned as much as she has from the experience.

    I'd be happy to be judged by my spell work any day. I get consistent and positive results.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Ok. I am updating this because I have discovered to my mortification that I am the worst witch ever when it comes to herbs. Neither my knowledge nor my ability to keep the damn things alive could be considered anything other than rubbish. And yet I try so hard...

    I tend to do more of my work on the mundane plane. I'm not a journeying, astral travelling, hedge crossing kind of witch.

    Oh. And I'm a terrible scryer, really terrible!!
  • Additional Information.
    I'm a complete animal lover - to date I have five cats, two geckos, four degus, a cantankerous python, tropical fish and nine tarantulas.

    And I'm less intelligent than all four of the degus which is a bit of a shame. They outwit me daily!

    Profile last updated 21.2.2015

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  1. Interesting discussion. I can't remember if it was here or elsewhere but I recall a discussion about the type of blood being important to some who use it. Specifically there was a feeling that menstrual blood was 'dead' blood and is best employed for different workings to blood from a cut or a wound which was perceived as having more of a life force (I'm pre morning coffee so haven't expressed this very eloquently but you get the gist). It would be interesting to see some views on this. Do people see menstrual blood as the same as blood?
  2. This does ring true. A witch who is not advertising herself probably doesn't have the need for a public ego but I would imagine that if you are selling witchcraft as a marketable skill then it does make sense to put an advertising pitch out there. As someone who doesn't cast for money I don't feel the need to convince others of my 'power' but if I was a cottage industry relying on the income from my craft then I'd certainly big myself up a bit.
  3. Definitely in the menopause now so returning to this thread I commented on a few years ago. Will be trying some of the tips. However a question for those who have been menopausal longer - any suggestions how to deal with the itching? I've read this isn't a very common symptom but I have been itching like mad, especially when I get hot, I've been treating the symptoms rather than the cause - anyone got any ideas?
  4. There was a thread a couple of years ago where someone commented that the little packets of salt you get in restaurants can be very handy for workings on the go. Very nice and practical kit Cherry and it makes a lot of sense if you are on the move a lot.
  5. I have three tortoiseshells and a tabby. Only one shows any interest in the craft and with the greatest respect to her Cassandra is a bit simple. So simple that unless you actually pick her up and put her down at the food bowl she doesn't realise she has to eat and goes hungry. Interestingly she has some natural gifts and she does see things that none of the rest of us can. She also has a fascination with our witch room and likes to sit on my altar. But I can't see her progressing very far on a craft path. Some cats really are just cats. (Slightly envious of those of you who do own cats with craft potential).
  6. I feel a bit bad about criticising Wicca Moon because they really seem to be a group of ladies who mean well. But they do push their Wicca a bit much for my liking. They sweep you into the store with a Merry Meet and bless you throughout the visit. That said they do have a pretty good range of herbs and incense, the prices are ok and they are very helpful with suggestions. I would imagine this is an ideal place for a person just starting out and looking for a bit of friendly guidance as well as a good supply of craft related consumables. For a witch wanting to make a purchase in peace, not so ideal.
  7. These are extremely good. I really enjoyed coming across this art while browsing the forum. Thank you for sharing x
  8. Thank you very much. I will be book marking this. Not quite there yet (37) but already I can feel the sands shifting between my feet and suspect the change may not be too far away...
  9. I think there comes a time when witchcraft stops being something you do between problematic life events and starts being the way you manage those life events. I see a lot of beginner witches (not here) talk about finding the time to practise and make time in their lives for their craft. To me living a craft path is when you start naturally reacting to the world around you with the tools of a witch. You don't put off casting because you've had a hard day at work, you take active steps to get rid of the problem that made you tired and cranky in the first place.
  10. Lol, I agree. Probably the best poet of the 20th century but some dodgy political ideas!
  11. That's such a nice thing to do! I'm going to start looking out for neglected plants now. I'm not sure I can guarantee them a better life (lol) but I will most certainly do my best for them. I notice TS Eliot in your signature. Can I possibly be talking to a fellow fan of the great man?
  12. In my spare time I do some undercover work for an antifascist group. I infiltrate hate groups on Twitter and then expose the key members to law enforcement and other interested parties. Although it doesn't cross over much with my witchcraft I actually think that the skills I have developed as a witch do help. The hiding in public elements, the ability to read people and to understand how to manipulate them to trust me all help me achieve success in what I do. When not battling with racists, homophobes and fascists I like to garden. Growing everything from seed this year, all my own veg, flowers and herbs. Unlike many of you I don't have a great deal of knowledge about the green in green witchery and I usually get a lot of it wrong (like the year I mistook annual for perennial and chucked away all my plants that would come back and kept all those that wouldn't...) But it's a journey and the last six years of serious gardening have allowed me to develop a few limited skills and abilities. Above all it's a passion and I think that's really what counts.
  13. Ha! Mandrake! You're talking to somebody who struggles to persuade Basil to grow....!!
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